“Send Him to Gitmo”: Trump Urges Execution of Saipov After Defending “Both Sides” in Charlottesville

Democracy Now!
November 2, 2017

After Sayfullo Saipov reportedly drove a rented Home Depot truck down a bike path along Manhattan’s Hudson River, killing multiple people before crashing into a school bus, President Trump called for his execution and said he would consider sending him to Guantánamo Bay. We get response from Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, who says Trump wouldn’t be talking about sending the alleged attacker to Guantánamo Bay “if [Saipov] weren’t a Muslim guy with a beard.”

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